The Future Of School-Based Services: The Focus Of The 2021 OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OPEN MINDS has announced that The Children’s Summit: The Future of School-Based Health Services will be held on February 10, 2021, immediately prior to the annual 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute.

Addressing mental health needs of children while they are in school is something that our industry has been actively debating and discussing for the past 50 years. Everyone agrees that students need to be able to learn at school and that mental health needs can interfere with this primary task. School staff report that their ability to manage children with mental health issues in classrooms is a constant challenge. This year, our Children’s Summit will focus on the future of school-based health services. Provider organizations serving children with complex support needs and youth in underserved communities are developing innovative programs and models of care that integrate behavioral health

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The Focus Of The 2021 OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OPEN MINDS has announced that The Children’s Summit: The Future of School-Based Health Services will be held on February 10, 2021, immediately prior to the annual 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute.

Addressing mental health needs of children while they are in school is something that our industry has been actively debating and discussing for the past 50 years. Everyone agrees that students need to be able to learn at school and that mental health needs can interfere with this primary task. School staff report that their ability to manage children with mental health issues in classrooms is a constant challenge. This year, our Children’s Summit will focus on the future of school-based health services. Provider organizations serving children with complex support needs and youth in underserved communities are developing innovative programs and models of care that integrate behavioral health

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Study traces circuits where executive control overcomes instinct — ScienceDaily

When riding your bike to the store you might have two very different reasons to steer: plain old reflex when you something dart into your path, or executive control when you see street signs that indicate the correct route. A new study by MIT neuroscientists shows how the brain is wired for both by tracking the specific circuits involved and their effect on visually cued actions.

The research, published in Nature Communications, demonstrates in mice that neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) area of the prefrontal cortex, a region at the front of the brain associated with understanding rules and implementing plans, projects connections into an evolutionarily older region called the superior colliculus (SC). The SC carries out basic commands for reactive, reflexive movement. A key finding of the study is that the purpose of the ACC’s connections to the SC is to override the SC when executive

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Elys Game Technology Announces Appointment of Senior Gaming Industry Executive Matteo Monteverdi to CEO

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elys Game Technology, Corp. (“Elys” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:ELYS), an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, today announced the appointment of Matteo Monteverdi as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Monteverdi served as an independent strategic advisor to the Company since March 2020, and in September 2020 was appointed President. Michele Ciavarella will continue in his current role as Executive Chairman of the Company.

Matteo has been leading world-class B2B and B2C teams in the technology and digital industry for over 20 years between Silicon Valley and Boston. He spent the last decade of his career at the intersection of social gaming, digital betting, i-gaming and media working for international organizations in high growth segments. Prior to joining Elys, Mr. Monteverdi served as the US President of Sportradar, a global leader in real-time sports data and analytics, where he led the

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What’s in Trump’s Latest Executive Order Against China?

By Frank Holmes, U.S. Funds

By now you may have heard that President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in a select number of Chinese firms that have ties to China’s military.

Since we invest heavily in the country and other Asian economies, through our China Region Fund (USCOX), I figured it’d be helpful to clarify any concerns investors might have.

Simply put, Trump’s ban will not impact our investment strategy in any way. None of the 31 companies listed in the executive order, many of them involved in construction or technology, was held in USCOX as of September 30.

I don’t believe the directive will affect very many Americans’ portfolios, to be honest. It doesn’t ban new purchases of the companies until November 2021, and it allows investors to continuing holding and liquidating the targeted securities indefinitely.

Plus, President-Elect Joe Biden could very well

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Biden taps Facebook executive for White House role as big tech infiltrates transition

President-elect Joe Biden is busy hiring staffers for his transition team and his administration, including some individuals with ties to the country’s largest technology companies.

Biden named Louisa Terrell the White House director of legislative affairs Friday. Terrell is a former member of the Obama administration, though she also served in a senior position at Facebook.

Biden last week announced members of the agency review teams, which include a number of individuals who worked for big technology companies ranging from Uber to Amazon.

Former Apple lobbyist Cynthia Hogan is working full-time for the administration, as is Jessica Hertz, who worked for Facebook.

BIDEN TRANSITION TEAM LEANS ON LEFT-WING GROUPS FOR STAFF: REPORT

Lawmakers, especially the more progressive members of the Democratic Party, have criticized the country’s largest technology companies throughout recent years, over concerns ranging from anticompetitive behaviors to censorship.

Progressives including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,

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2020 HITEC Emerging Executive Program Graduates Announced

HITEC redesigned its Emerging Executive Program for 2020, creating two distinct tracks in an effort to enhance the current curriculum and expand the program’s focus on coaching and mentoring.  The program includes the Emerging Executive and Executive (E+), The Emerging Executive track is designed specifically for manager/director level executives that have mid-level management experience and are in a position to take that next step in their career towards a senior-level role while the Executive (E+) is designed specifically for senior level executives with proven management experience who are in a position to take that next step in their career towards a C-level position.

HITEC provides members with game-changing personal and professional development opportunities such as the Emerging Executive Program, in an effort to build a stronger pipeline of the next generation

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Medecision announces new senior executive to drive consumer intelligence, data science and insights for leading virtual health engagement platform

DALLAS, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medecision, an integrated health management company supporting virtual care and digital health, just announced the addition of Terri Steinberg, MD, MBA, FACP, FAMIA as its new Group Senior Vice President of Analytics and Population Health and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Steinberg comes to the company from ChristianaCare, where she led the health system’s groundbreaking technology-enabled population strategies including the development of its CareVio offering. CareVio is an award-winning program that has evolved into a comprehensive foundation for proactive, data-driven care management and care coordination. Dr. Steinberg also played a critical role in adding new capabilities to the solution over time, employing her clinical and technical expertise to identify avenues to better support care team members and patients, especially as COVID-19 increased the need for virtual care interactions.

Dr. Steinberg’s new role supports Medecision’s strategy of providing an unparalleled care intelligence platform, Aerial,

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The Technology 202: Expect more tech executive grillings in the next Congress

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee signaled they want Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey back in the hot seat next year — along with executives from Google and Amazon. (Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

They called for greater regulatory action on Silicon Valley, as they escalated their criticism of tech giants and the myriad ways their power influences American society and politics, as Rachel Lerman and I reported. 

“The bottom line is we want to make these platforms better,” said the committee’s chairman, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.). “We want to continue to grow this part of our society responsibly, and right now without regulation or lawsuit, it’s becoming the Wild Wild West. ”

But the hearing crystallized familiar impediments to Washington’s years-long push to crack down on the tech industry. 

The hearing reflected the broader partisan divisions in the

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Expect more tech executive grillings in the next Congress

with Tonya Riley

Tech CEOs can expect more demands to appear on Capitol Hill in the next Congress. 

The one sure takeaway from Tuesday’s hearing featuring two of Silicon Valley’s biggest heavyweights is that Washington’s scrutiny of Big Tech isn’t going away any time soon, no matter which party controls the Senate in January.

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee signaled they want Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey back in the hot seat next year — along with executives from Google and Amazon. (Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

They called for greater regulatory action on Silicon Valley, as they escalated their criticism of tech giants and the myriad ways their power influences American society and politics, as Rachel Lerman and I reported. 

“The bottom line is we want to make these platforms better,” said the committee’s chairman, Sen. Lindsey

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